Celtic Daily Light

Extracts from Ray Simpson's Book

Readings for Monday 17th June 2024

Italian Chapel, Orkney

God’s glory in us

All of us reflect the glory of the Lord; and that same glory, coming from the Lord who is the Spirit, transforms us into his very likeness, in an ever greater degree of glory.

2 Corinthians 3: 18

The glory of God is seen in a human life lived to the full


Plunge yourself into humility and you will see the glory of God

St. Isaac of Syria

  • He is a bird round which a trap is closed
  • A leaking ship unfit for a wild sea
  • An empty vessel and a withered tree -
  • Who lays aside God’s wishes unimposed.
  • He is the sun’s bright rays, pure gold and fine,
  • A silver chalice overfilled with wine
  • Holy and happy, beautiful in love -
  • Who does the will of God in heaven above.

Ancient Irish Lyric Translated by Molloy Carson

People are my scenery

A London landlady

  • Holy Spirit, Enlivener:
  • Breathe on us, fill us with life anew.
  • In your new creation, already upon us, already breaking through,
  • groaning and travailing,
  • but already breaking through,
  • breathe on us.
  • Till that day when night and autumn vanish:
  • and lambs grown sheep are no more slaughtered:
  • and even the thorn shall fade and the whole earth shall cry Glory at the marriage feast of the Lamb.
  • In this new creation, already upon us,
  • fill us with life anew.

George MacLeod